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Back in 1997, a twenty-four year old Staceyann Chin moved from Kingston to Canarsie to escape persecution for being a lesbian who refused to conceal her sexuality. Once here, she became a performance poet and political activist, and over the years she has won many slam poetry competitions, has appeared in Off-Broadway one-woman shows, and [...]

The Museum at Bethel Woods‘ Director, Wade Lawrence talks about a very special exhibit that displays handwritten notes found at Woodstock and their search for the mysterious “Dan.”

40 years ago nearly half a million young people visited the sleepy town of Bethel, NY to attend a three day rock festival held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm. This would prove to be a pivotal moment, marking the end of the turbulent 60′s and ingraining itself in America’s culture. SundayArts travels to the [...]

In fall 2008, The Morgan Library & Museum received the gift of a highly important bound collection of Oscar Wilde’s letters and manuscripts, the whereabouts of which has been unknown to scholars for over half a century. This digital facsimile provides images and transcriptions of all the items housed in the volume. The red-leather-bound volume, [...]

SundayArts recently sat down with Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center‘s Director of Public Programming. The Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival kicks off August 5th with the Asphalt Orchestra performing for five nights, and continues with a variety of performances through August 23rd.

ABBA composers Andersson and Ulvaeus created their first musical theater work more than a decade before striking pay dirt with their phenomenon, Mamma Mia. It was the inspired idea of lyricist/librettist Rice to match the pair with his cold war tale: the East/West Chess Championship and the romantic triangle that develops between the Russian and [...]

Frank McCourt, who passed away Sunday July 19, 2009, taught English in the New York City School system for almost thirty years. Before his retirement, his grandest ambition was to someday be sitting in some audience while one of his award-winning former students publicly acknowledged him as an inspiration. Things turned out quite differently for [...]

The artist Spencer Finch attempts the impossible to capture what is fleeting and to make permanent what is temporary. His work attempts to re-create through scientific means the sensory experience and the domain of the psyche – to depict the shadow of a cloud passing in the sky or the feel of the wind as [...]

Philippe de Montebello interviews the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Morrison Heckscher about the recent opening of the New American Wing at the museum. They discuss Michelle Obama’s appearance to cut the ribbon, American art and history’s relevance to the 21st century, the Alexandria Ballroom, the [...]

For our Sunday Arts profile, Rafael Pi Ramon interviews Martina Arroyo and takes a look into her “Prelude to Performance” workshops while the students are preparing for performances of La Boheme and Die Fledermaus beginning on July 16th at Hunter College Kaye Playhouse. For many  years, Martina Arroyo was a star on the stages of [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.